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Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Cuomo's People: Who Will Head the Major Agencies?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo has named many of the people he is bringing in to run the administration and state agencies. Many departments and agencies are facing potentially deep cuts to the services they provide. Here's the It's A Free Country guide to the people who will be enacting Cuomo's "rightsizing," in order of their agency budget size.

»» Also check out our guide to Cuomo's Team in the Governor's Office

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It's A Free Country All-Stars on the Coming Political Year

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

If future compromising will mean that Obama basically keeps extending tax cuts and lives up to so many conservative principles, I’m all for compromise.

Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger

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A Brief History of Campaign Finance (and Why It Matters)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WNYC

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court decided in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that limiting corporate spending on political campaigns was a violation of free speech rights. In the elections last month, we saw our first example of just what that ruling brings to the process -- but many questions about the long-term ramifications on democracy still remain.  

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New York's Last Conservative: James Buckley

Friday, December 17, 2010

WNYC
We are transforming ourselves into an administrative state, issuing more and more regulations that are throttling our freedom of action. I don’t think people recognize the extent to which the federal government has been taking over.

- James Buckley, former Conservative party New York State Senator

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Comptroller John Liu's Year In Review

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In this time of fiscal austerity it is not clear to me, as Comptroller, that we really do need all of those consultants working for the city.

- John Liu, New York City Comptroller

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Guide and Slideshow: Meet the New Committee Chairs

Monday, December 13, 2010

WNYC

The Republican victories in the 2010 elections last month means a new influx of GOP committee chairs. House Republicans have announced the names of the new chairs, and it is worth a closer look at some of the personalities who will be heading these important panels in the House.

» Check out the slideshow below.

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No Labels: The Centrist View

Thursday, December 09, 2010

WNYC
There is a lot of alignment in the center. It just doesn’t come from a pre-packaged ideology. It’s just how people come to it naturally by looking at the issues.

-Soloman Kleinsmith, a centrist independent blogger attending the 'No Labels' launch in New York. 

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Where They Stand: There's A Democratic and Republican Way to be Attorney General

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into whether there is a Democratic and a Republican way to be state comptroller.

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Where They Stand: ObamaCare

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into the issue of healthcare reform. Here is what our research found the two candidates for Governor say about the issue.

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Where They Stand: The Third Party Candidates for Governor

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's A Free Country looks at the positions and priorities of the candidates for New York governor who aren't named Andrew Cuomo or Carl Paladino.

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Where They Stand: There's A Democratic and Republican Way to be State Comptroller

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into whether there is a Democratic and a Republican way to be state comptroller.

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Where They Stand: Immigration

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. Next week, we'll be looking into the issue of immigration. Here is what our research found the two candidates for Governor say about the issue.

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Where They Stand: Public Employee Benefits

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Each week on It's A Free Country we bring you Wonk Wars. This week, we're asking policy experts to react to the statement "Public Employees Get Too Many Benefits". Here is what our research found the two candidates for Governor say about the issue.

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